WELCOME to the big top and get ready to experience a spectacular show, hosted by our mouse emcee! Will Ellie the elephant be able to jump from a very tall ladder into a tiny glass of water? The suspense mounts as Ellie climbs up, gets nervous, can't look down and then jumps . . . right into the glass of water.
Through the clever use of gatefold flaps, the reader will learn that what seemed big (Ellie) is really little, and what seemed little (our mouse host) is really big.
This simple story can be used on many levels - as a novelty book, as an early reader, and as a literacy tool for those who cannot read English, since the story tells itself through John Stadler's wonderful expressive illustrations.
John Stadler is the author of almost 30 children's books, among them the bestselling Hooray for Snail and Cat at Bat. Many of his titles have been selected as an ALA Editor's Choice, a Children's Choice, and by Reading Rainbow. His books have also been featured in The New York Times Best Books for Children. He lives with his wife, Nomi, in New Hampshire.